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Coping with Loss, Grieving, and Bereavement

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Cope with the bereavement time is really very hard. The people try to support someone with bereavement quotes and gifts at this time. Bereavement words help to support the people mentally.... Read full article

Accepted Burial Traditions of the Old West

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Burial traditions of the Old West bear many resemblances to today's funeral practices, with common elements that have persisted through the centuries. While there were variations in religious practices, the overwhelming majority of pioneer burials...... Read full article

Bereavement

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After a loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt. These emotions are part of the grieving process, and commonly called bereavement.... Read full article

A Child’s View of a Funeral

by Elizabeth Gramer on

As a child, I remember attending the funeral mass at church for my grandmother. Even though I was only 5 years old, I look back on it with great detail. I recall sitting on the hard wooden pew, listening to the priest speak for what felt like forever... Read full article

Cremation Jewelry

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Ever since the birth of humanity, people have sought to remember their lost loved ones by creating different types of memorials to honor the dead. In the modern world, cremation jewelry is a unique new way to fondly remember loved ones.... Read full article

Catholic Church Hymns for Funerals

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Hymns play an important role in Catholic funeral masses, reaffirming the meaning of the service while allowing mourners to reflect and relate. Selecting Catholic funeral hymns for a funeral can seem daunting, since there are many options.... Read full article

Bereavement: How to Help

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A period of bereavement is a difficult time for any family. Sometimes it is hard to know what to say or do to comfort those in bereavement. Death of a loved one is a traumatic experience. Bereavement cards and bereavement flowers may help.... Read full article

Buddhist Funeral Traditions

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Although funeral customs within the Buddhist religions differ, every Buddhist shares a basic philosophy of life and death that is very different from Western beliefs.... Read full article

Create a Healing Funeral with These Four “Rs”

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Has anyone in your family told you “Don’t have a funeral for me when I’m gone?" People who make such requests are really doing a disservice to the people who love them. Humans need rituals to mark life cycle events.... Read full article

Authorizing a Cremation in Illinois

by Dachary Carey on

In Illinois, all dispositions of remains, whether it’s for a funeral or a cremation, fall under the Disposition of Remains Act - Chapter 755 ILCS 65. Illinois state law makes no differentiation between arranging a cremation or arranging a funeral.... Read full article